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Mystery Tackle Box-The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Angler

Subscription boxes and services are so popular. You can find many for beauty, fashion and gourmet foods, but there are not many choices when it comes to sports like fishing. I live in a very big fishing town, during fishing season, anglers can be found dotting the pristine mountain rivers, in boats on the crystal clear lakes and marching through town in their waders.

Raising my children on one of these pristine lakes, it is no wonder that my two oldest sons are fishing enthusiasts. My oldest son even started his own fly fishing Instagram account, if you like catch and release fishing photos and videos, check it out.

With holiday season quickly approaching, I wanted to share Mystery Tackle Box with you. It is the #1 fishing tackle subscription service offering anglers and fishing enthusiasts a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing lures, learn new techniques and catch more fish!

If you or someone you love enjoys fishing, get them a Mystery Tackle Box Subscription today. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving as a box full of new and innovative fishing lures and products, instructional content, stickers and special offers arrives every month. Click HERE to learn more!

Mommy Ramblings’ Readers Get $10.00 Off Your First Mystery Tackle Box – New Subscribers can enjoy $10.00 off their first box of Mystery Tackle Box fishing tackle subscription by using the promo code USFAM10. Get a box full of new fishing products delivered straight to your door. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. Coupon valid through December 31st, 2017. Click HERE to order.

Let me know what you think of this great service for this specialized niche. Do you have a special angler in your life that would love this?

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The Easy Way To Eliminate Funky Odors #FunkAway

This is a sponsored post with FunkAway and BraVoMark. As always my words and views are 100% my own.


If you are a parent, you probably are well acquainted with funky odors. Funky odors and kids seem to go hand in hand. The more active our kids are, the more funky smells we will experience.

You know the smell I mean, the nasty odors that come from your kids sports equipment, helmets, sneakers and more. It’s gross and stinky but what can you do about it?

I found a solution with FunkAway, it works to eliminate odors on anything you can’t wash right away or thing that typically don’t get laundered like helmets, gloves and more.

Best of all, it is not a fragrance that just disguises the odors with a heavy-scented perfume. FunkAway works differently using a unique, patented compound called OM Complex that attacks the horrid smell created by play and hard work. OM Complex absorbs and breaks down the odor, eliminating it for good.

FunkAway spray comes in two different sizes so you can have one with you whenever you need it.

  • The Traveler, the 3.4 fl. oz. odor eliminating spray, which provides portability and convenience at arm’s reach
  • The Heavyweight, the 13.5 fl. oz. odor eliminating spray, which features an aerosol delivery system that offers maximum uniformity of coverage and ease of use

Keep The Traveler in your gym bag, purse, glove box or locker. The Heavyweight is perfect to keep home for treating all kind of funky stuff. There is also a laundry booster for any funky stuff that needs the 1,2, punch. Laundry booster attacks the toughest stains and odors.

How To Use FunkAway:

It is simple to use FunkAway, all you need to do is spray anything that you sweat in like your athletic gear, work equipment, shoes, sneakers and helmets right after use and allow to dry. That’s it, spray it, let it dry, no more stinky stuff! It is so versatile, you can use it on just about anything! Keep the kids, lose the funk.

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I love the different sizes that the spray comes in. The smaller bottle is perfect for travel, in my car, gym bag or to keep at the office or in a locker. The large bottle is perfect to keep in the laundry room, garage, home gym or anywhere you store your sports equipment or other funky items. It has a pleasant, almost baby powder, fresh smell. It is easy to use and when dry, the funky smell is gone. It starts to work as soon as I spray it, and keeps working while it dries. If you have funky odors, try FunkAway.





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5 Benefits Of Compression Arm Sleeves You Need To Know!

You might not be familiar with compression arm sleeves. If you aren’t, there is no better time to start getting acquainted with them all the benefits they offer. Keep reading to learn about 6 health benefits that compression arm sleeves like SLEEFS can provide.


Compression arm sleeves work as an added layer of protection over your skin. If you are playing contact sports, they can help protect you from bumps, scrapes and cuts that could occur as you go up against other athletes. They also protect your arms from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Many people use them on one arm when they are driving. If you are the kind of person that likes to drive with the window down and your arm out, you need an arm sleeve!

Promote Blood Circulation

When you have a sports injury, it can cause you to have poor blood circulation in the injured area. In turn, that can cause swelling and inflammation. Compression arm sleeves can help improve the blood circulation which can prevent swelling and inflammation while promoting healing.

Regulate Body Temperature

Do you play outdoor sports? If you do, wearing compression sleeves help regulate your body temperature. No matter if it is hot or cold outside, they help keep your body temperature regular.

Preventing Muscle Soreness

Compression sleeves serve to loosen up your muscles so they won’ t hinder your performance. They will also work after to prevent soreness and tightness.

Helps Injuries Heal Quicker and Muscles Recover Faster

The increased blood flow caused from wearing compression sleeves helps your body heal quicker and your recovery time from injury can be significantly shorter.

My daughter is a runner and cyclist, she loves compression arm sleeves! She likes the way they feel and the way they regulate her body temperature when competing. She is running in the upcoming New York City Marathon and the weather has suddenly turned quite chilly. Having Arm Sleeves is a great way to deal with those fluctuating temperature changes.

A great site for arm sleeves is SLEEFS. About a week ago I placed an order for a couple of pairs. They have sizes for kids right through to adults. There are lots of styles and colors to choose from and you can even design your own! My daughter selected the Gorilla style in honor of Harambe.




I ordered a purple lightning style that looked really cool. You can order one sleeve or two depending on your needs, we ordered pairs.



So have you ever tried arm sleeves? If you have, I would love to hear how you use them. If you have never tried them, check out SLEEFS and try some today! If you are in New York City for the marathon, cheer my daughter on, she will be the one with the Gorilla arm SLEEFS on!

This post was sponsored by SLEEFS as always my words and opinions are 100% my own.

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Top Sports Essentials For Your Little Athlete

With 5 kids who all play sports and a husband who is a world champion power lifter, it goes without saying we are an active family. We love that our kids are not couch potatoes. They literally spend every waking moment in some type of action. Our sons Ethan and Luke are finishing the baseball season and living on a lake we are always swimming during the summer as well as biking and hiking. My oldest is training for the New York Marathon!

As we wind down baseball season I thought I would talk about some essential things to help kids get the most they can out of the sport and also be safe.

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Top Little League Baseball Essentials:

Glove- A good baseball glove is essential. I know as the mom of 3 left-handed kids how hard it can be to find mitts for them. Start early in the season when you are buying one or you might be running everywhere trying to find one. Take your child with you and let them try it on. You never want to buy a glove that is too big. If the glove is too big it will make trying to catch balls awkward and will discourage them. The glove should fit snug without feeling tight. Remember too, gloves will loosen up naturally so size it carefully.

Batting gloves are also nice to have and help your child with gripping the bat. Again choose batting gloves that are sized correctly and are made well.

Batting Helmet- We buy our own batting helmets for our kids because we don’t like kids sharing helmets. First off by buying our own we know our kids have helmets that fit them properly and are offering them the best protection. Second sharing hats or helmets could put your child at risk in contracting head lice, no one wants that. Make sure the batting helmet meets the industry standards and is accepted by your child’s league.

Bat- Choose a bat that fits your child, nothing is worse than having your child get up to bat and hastily choosing a bat that is too big, too heavy or uncomfortable and trying to make the best of it. Your child will not do well and get discouraged. They should also be practicing between games with the bat so they are confident when they are up at the plate. Take your child with you and choose a bat that is correct for their age and height. Some kids like heavier bats and some lighter, if you let your child try a few, they can see which they prefer.

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Baseball Cleats-It goes without saying that proper footwear is necessary to play any sport but with baseball you want cleats that fit well and will increase their performance and traction during the game and during drills at practice.

There are many other things you can get like a bat bag, special eye wear, jock straps, baseball socks and so much more! However, I think one of the most important things and one not to be overlooked is something to keep your child hydrated. A good sports drink is absolutely essential! As a mom I don’t like giving my kids sports drinks that are full of sugar, artificial flavors and colors. I want a healthier sports drink for my kids. I found it in BODYARMOR, the #1 Natural Sports Drink!

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BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins and contains natural flavors, natural sweeteners and no artificial colors, unlike traditional sports drinks.

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Many of the top professional athletes have chosen BODYARMOR over all other sports drinks, including Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Mike Trout and James Harden. BODYARMOR is a  GREAT choice for young athletes who don’t need all the extra sodium in their diets or the artificial ingredients that come from drinking other sports drinks on the market.

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BODYARMOR Is Available in 8 Delicious Flavors:

Fruit Punch

Orange Mango

Strawberry Banana

Tropical Punch

Lemon Lime

Mixed Berry


Blackout Berry

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BODYARMOR is available at Stop & Shop, Target, 7-Eleven and WaWa among others. You can visit the BODYARMOR website to learn more and stay in the loop with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  If you think you would like to give BODYARMOR a try, I have good news! Now you can save when you try it with this downloadable coupon. Click HERE to get your coupon. Please let me know if the comments what you think after you try it.

This post was sponsored by BODYARMOR. As always my words and opinions are my own.


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We Found Paradise On A Pad! #ParadisePad

I am convinced my kids are part fish, they must have gills somewhere, I just haven’t found them. Living on a lake, as soon as the weather gets warm enough to swim, they want to swim all the time. That is not a bad thing and I have to admit I love it too! We had such a mild winter in New York State this year, this past Memorial Day weekend is the only one I can remember (and I spent every summer on this lake since I was 2 weeks old before moving here full-time) where the water was so warm the kids basically swam all day. Now when I say warm, to many of you that are not used to swimming in natural spring fed lakes, you might think I was nuts, but to those of us lake people it was unseasonably warm. I can remember many Memorial Day Weekends where you could not last 5 minutes in the lake without shivering.

My kids were really excited because we were going to try out our new ParadisePad for the first time. A ParadisePad is a foam pad that floats on top of the water and actually lets you feel like you are walking on water. Awesomely fun, my kids played from early afternoon until just about dark when we had to coax them out of the lake. They slept well but were right back at it the next day. I can tell you this pad is going to have quite the workout this summer.


The ParadisePad can take it though, constructed of premium materials this pad has the best rip stop membrane in the industry! The tear resistant membrane is put between the foam layers to prevent tears from happening. ParadisePad uses a denser foam too and that keeps the mat flatter on the water and helps disperse weight to give it a higher buoyancy rating. Their pads are built to last with UV protection with no adhesives. The ParadisePad is built to hold withstand 900-3000 pounds depending on the size. Designed to be  flexible and portable the ParadisePad comes with two Velcro straps so you can roll it up and take it with you wherever you go. The ParadisePad is made right here in the USA and  comes in 9 color and 3 style options. The pads are available in 2 ply and 3 ply thickness.

We  chose the blue and orange, 2 ply, 18 foot Paradise Pad. Our pad was well packaged for delivery and arrived in a large box. 

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Inside the box the rolled pad was inside a very thick, clear plastic bag and then inside that it was shrink wrapped and had the straps fastened securely. It comes with a 10 foot bungee cord with a clip on each end that hooks to a ring on the mat. 

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There is a sturdy ring on each side of the mat and you attach the bungee to the ring on the side you will be putting down on the water. 

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As soon as we had the bungee secure, the kids were off and playing.

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You may find some cheap foam pad options but do you really want a pad that may only last a few weeks to months. If you are looking for a high quality foam pad that is made to last and provide your family with years of fun, then check out ParadisePad. The family owned and operated company is great to deal with and will help you choose the right product for your needs.

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ParadisePad takes great pride in being a company that manufactures and processes all of their products in the United States.  ParadisePad supports Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. As a way of showing support to our Nation’s veterans and families, ParadisePad is hoping to raise a sizable donation for Folds of Honor, you can learn more about great organization as well as contribute by clicking HERE.

You can stay in the loop with ParadisePad on Facebook and Twitter!

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Check out our YouTube video review HERE! If you have a ParadisePad, we would love to know what you think of it. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.


Thank you to ParadisePad for sending us the awesome ParadisePad they did to facilitate our review. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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See The #1 Subscription Box For The Fisherman In Your Life

Subscription boxes are hot but you may not think of fishing tackle when you think of subscription box services. You might be surprised to learn Lucky Tackle Box is the #1 monthly subscription box in fishing.

With LTB you pay a low monthly fee and you will receive a box jam-packed with new lures and baits on the 10th of every month. Shipping is free throughout the United states and you are not roped into a contract, so you can cancel at any time.

If you want to have the same products at the end of your line that professional anglers are using to catch the big fish, you will want to try a Lucky Tackle Box subscription box. If you don’t, you might be telling fish tales about the one that got away.

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Unlike other fishing subscription box services that send samples in their boxes, Lucky Tackle Box sends subscribers full size products that give them the biggest bang for their buck. I recently had a chance to sample a Bass Fishing subscription box for largemouth and smallmouth bass.

It arrived in a timely manner and was full of all kinds of lures and baits perfect for anyone fishing for largemouth or smallmouth bass. I liked that the box contained full sized products all picked specifically for bass fishing. We live on a lake filled with bass so it was nice to give this to my older sons who were very impressed with the products.




You can choose a box based on whatever type of fish you are fishing for. I like that there is a variety to choose from. I think this subscription service that is suited to anglers of all experience makes a great gift idea. Sometimes it is hard to buy for a man in your life but if they like fishing, they would find that Lucky Tackle Box is a definite “Keeper.”

You can find Lucky Tackle Box on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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Rocking On The RockBoard RBX Scooter-Giveaway!

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Our kids are extremely active! They will be outdoors playing from sun up to long after sun down. Definitely no couch potatoes here! They love riding bikes around the lake we live, we all do! I was intrigued when I saw the Rockboard RBX Scooter. This scooter allows kids and adults up to 220 lbs to propel themselves without the typical kicking. With the Rockboard RBX you propel yourself by rocking and your feet never need to touch the ground. It is a rocking motion that propels the scooter and our 6-year-old and 8-year-old were able to get the hang of it rather quickly.

The RBX is not something you will spend all day assembling. In fact there are only a few pieces to connect and you can be off and rocking. My husband was able to get this from the box to a fully functioning scooter in a matter of minutes. It is recommended for ages 8 and up and can scoot along at up to 10 MPH. It comes in red, blue and black.

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Unique Features Propel without ever putting a foot on the ground
Power Plant Advanced Rockboard Propulsion Technology
Frame Type Ultra-strong steel box frame & front fork / steel Rockboard deck
Wheel Size 200mm urethane wheels with rigid nylon spokes
Wheelbase Rock Mode: 27″ / Kick Mode: 29″
Final Drive Steel power drive chain
Brake Type Front brake lever with adjustment / rear band brake
Handlebar Height Adjustable: 36″ to 46.5″
Curb Weight 16 lbs. (7.3 kg)
Maximum Weight 220 lbs. (99.8 kg)
Colors Red / Blue / Black
Warranty 90 Day Limited





Rockboard  is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their own Rockboard RBX Scooter (color selected by rockboard)! Thank you to Rockboard  for sponsoring this fantastic review and giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents. Rockboard RBX Scooter Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings Rules: Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!!

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ReThink Your Sports Drink with BODYARMOR


As we move into spring, we are more active and involved in outdoor activities and sports.  Being active is great, but we have to remember especially when we are outdoors in warm or hot temperatures, to stay hydrated.  If you want a sports drink that’s healthier, check out BODYARMOR.  A premium sports drink that has more potassium and is packed with electrolytes, vitamins, and coconut water.

BODYARMOR is low in sodium and contains nothing artificial unlike other sports drinks on the market.  Perfect for young children like my own who don’t have a need for extra sodium in their diet not to mention the artificial ingredients found in most sports drinks.  As  moms, we know if our kids won’t drink it, it really doesn’t matter how healthy it is.  So, I was anxious to see what they thought of BODYARMOR  and find out if it passes the kid taste test in our house. I tried it first and found it delicious and refreshing.  Then he kids tried it and gave it 2 thumbs up for flavor and thirst quenching power!  Well, it looks like we have a unanimous high-five for BODYARMOR!



BODYARMOR is available in 7 delicious refreshing flavors:

  • Fruit Punch
  • Orange Mango
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Tropical Punch
  • Lemon Lime
  • Mixed Berry
  • Grape

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Many of today’s top athletes choose BODYARMOR as their sports drink of choice, including: Mike Trout, Andrew Luck, James Harden, Buster Posey, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Love, Richard Sherman, Skylar Diggins and Sydney LeRoux.

  • BODYARMOR is available at the following retailers:
  • Target
  • King Kullen
  • Fresh Direct
  • Food Emporium
  • Wegmans

Do you want to try BODYARMOR?  I thought you would.  You can download a coupon for $1.00 Off! Make sure you follow BODYARMOR on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up on the latest news and offers.  Let me know what you think if you do try it.  I would love to hear!


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This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR.  As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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